Recipe For Stollen

Last week I flew up to Johannesburg as my sister is visiting from Australia with my nieces. I stayed with my parents and got to spend some time with friends, as well as my mother-in-law. I went to have morning coffee with Marguerite and beforehand I went shopping at the Woolworths on Grayston Drive. I chose a selection of biscuits, chocolates and carrot cake and my mother-in-law and I indulged in a decadent mid morning snack. I also left her with enough treats to last the week before she moved to Hoekwil. When my mom got home I told her that Woolworths had a special of 20% off stollen and lebkuchen. My mom is of German descent and Christmas always means lots of cookies and slices of stollen. She told me she doesn’t have a good recipe for stollen and has not made it in years. I knew there was a recipe for my bread maker and I told my mom I would make the stollen and if it was great, I would send her the recipe. You don’t need a bread maker for this recipe as you could do the kneading in a mixer, or by hand if you prefer. It was just good fortune that two of the challenges I try and do each month have stollen as the ‘to do’ recipe. I’ve now killed three birds with one stone! I placed the ingredients into the bread maker and Dave and I left to get one thing from the shop. That one thing turned into 5 and we were out of the house for over 3 hours. When we got home it was hot, and the stollen proved amazingly well. It is summer and nearly holidays and I will be making more breads to enjoy and share with you.

do you have a Christmas tradition?

Stollen

Stollen

 

Stollen
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Ingredients
for the dough
  • 125mls milk
  • 125mls water
  • 60mls melted butter
  • 5mls salt
  • 60mls caster sugar - I used fructose
  • 600g bread flour
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 10mls yeast
for the filling
  • 125mls raisins
  • 60mls sultanas - I used crimson raisins
  • 60mls Glace cherries - I used dried cherries
  • 40mls mixed peel - I used dried cranberries
  • 60mls slivered almonds
  • 40mls brandy
to make the stollen
  • 40mls melted butter
  • 60mls icing sugar
Instructions
for the dough
  1. Place ingredients into the bread maker and set on dough - bread
for the filling
  1. Soak the dried fruit and nuts in the brandy in a covered bowl for 2 hours
to make the stollen
  1. Turn the dough out and flatten to a 25cm x 25cm square
  2. Scatter the fruit and nuts on top
  3. Knead to incorporate
  4. Roll out to a 35cm x 20cm oval
  5. Fold in half lengthways
  6. Place on a lightly greased baking tray
  7. Brush on the melted butter
  8. Cover loosely with cling film and prove for an hour
  9. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  10. Bake for 35 minutes
  11. Remove and cool on a wire rack
  12. When cool, dust with the icing sugar

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I am submitting this recipe to Meeta’s Monthly Mingle, which is being hosted this month by Jungle Frog Cooking and to Twelve Loaves which is hosted by JaimeLora and Barb.
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45 thoughts on “Recipe For Stollen”

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  2. I am thrilled to have found this recipe, Tandy. I have been looking for a Stollen recipe for Christmas this year.

  3. hi Tandy!! Wow! You’ve been busy with family! That’s always nice! haha.. Your mum must be happy that you can make your own stollen! Delicious! 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for this recipe, Tandy. I have a bread maker and have made every bread recipe from the recipe book that came with it so I’ll give this one a go 🙂

  5. Oh Tandy, I like this treat…but never made it…since we grew up in Brazil…our tradition asks for panettone…
    Have a great week!

  6. I love a good stollen but unfortunately for some reason mine haven’t been what I want them to be so I am still working on making the perfect one. This does look pretty good so maybe I should try your recipe. Thanks for taking part in the Monthly Mingle this month!

  7. We eat panettone at Christmas (you did a recipe last year if I rememeber which seriously impressed me!) but I really like Stollen and have often thought I´d like to give it a try! Well done on yours, it looks great and so glad you got to spend time with your family.

    1. I did a panettone post last year – well remembered! I love this more actually as it toasts well, which is a good thing as the loaf was HUGE 🙂

  8. Lovely post Tandy. I don’t have a bread maker but I do like making bread from scratch so I will just use the rest of the recipe (soaking fruit etc) and make it sans machine 🙂 xx

  9. Tandy, the strangest thing – when I saw your stollen photo, I instantly could smell it! It looks fabulous and I’m glad it doesn’t have marzipan in it! 🙂

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